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Leo Speaks Truth: Leo's Guide To Life - Elf M. Sternberg
Leo Speaks Truth: Leo's Guide To Life
The Zen Habits Guide to Life:

less TV, more reading
less shopping, more outdoors
less clutter, more space
less rush, more slowness
less consuming, more creating
less junk, more real food
less busywork, more impact
less driving, more walking
less noise, more solitude
less focus on the future, more on the present
less work, more play
less worry, more smiles

... and that's it. You can read the article and follow Leo's various links to his "more..." suggestions, with how-tos included.

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mouser From: mouser Date: August 27th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your "read the article" link is broken.

Interesting links at the original article, though...
elfs From: elfs Date: August 27th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fixed, thanks!
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Common misconception:
It isn't how much TV you watch or how much you read, it is what you watch or read.

TV is one of those things people always complain about, I cite as an example the Twilight books. Is it better for you, for example, to watch "Steven Hawking's Universe" or to read Twilight?

Admittedly there are more junk TV shows than junk books proportionally, that is only because reading takes more effort than watching for the "average" person. At least that's what the average person believes...
shunra From: shunra Date: August 28th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It is better to read than to watch, because of the kind of effort evoked by reading: you have to concentrate and build a world of content around you.
When you watch visual media of any kind you are given a wealth of detail that even the most careful writer cannot include. Your mind acts as a filter, to push things out, rather than a constructor, to make contextual sense of the words you've reached out to, on the page.

It is not, in other words, about the content but about the process of responding to it.
gromm From: gromm Date: August 28th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh. In spite of the fact that I wholeheartedly agree with 3/4 of this list, it got too granolaey (that is so totally not a word, but it ought to be - and this is English we're talking about here) right around "less noise, more solitude".

To which my immediate mental response was "Don't have kids, eh?"

Also, Zen anything these days reminds me entirely too much of this guy I saw at a party recently, using Zen philosophy to pick up chicks by having a bullshit conversation that had the veneer of being deep and meaningful.
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